Initial Considerations
The purpose of this section is to aid the line designers in developing their specifications for fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) materials utilized in electric overhead line structures....

Materials and Manufacturing Processes
This chapter introduces the basic materials used in the manufacturing of composite structures. It will help the line designer in understanding how the different elements of the fiber-matrix...

Design Loads
This chapter discusses the types of loadings that should be considered when designing overhead power lines utilizing fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) poles. For infrastructure applications...

Performance-Based Criteria for FRP Products and Materials
In most ways, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) structures perform similar to wood and steel structures. There are, however, certain differences and these differences are described in this...

Suggested Guidelines for Performance-Based Tests
Although several standard tests are cited in this chapter, these tests are not designed specifically for fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) overhead line structures. There are, in fact, no...

Quality Assurance
The user is responsible for ensuring the quality of products purchased. Therefore, the user of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) products determines the level of quality that will be accepted....

Assembly and Erection
This chapter is intended to provide recommendations on transporting, handling, assembling, and erecting fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) poles. An important consideration is that FRP poles...

In-Service Considerations
Generally, little or no preventative maintenance is required on fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) poles. This chapter discusses factors that could affect the performance of FRP poles after...

Loading Requirements for FRP Poles Utilized in other than Utility Line Applications

Water and Wastewater Seismic Vulnerability Assessment and Loss Mitigation Overview
The basic steps of a loss mitigation program for water and wastewater systems are briefly described in this section. These steps demonstrate how the checklists may be used to compliment...

Seismic Screening of Water and Wastewater Facilities with Checklists
This section briefly discusses the use of checklists for the seismic screening of water and wastewater facilities. Topics include limitations; level of effort; screening team selection;...

Guidelines for Testing Large Seismic Isolator and Energy Dissipation Devices
This report outlines the HITEC Technical Evaluation Plan for large seismic isolator and energy dissipation devices. The plan is designed to characterize the fundamental properties and...

Acceptable Risk Processes
Lifelines and Natural Hazards
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides engineers...

Evaluation of the Tricon Retained Soil Wall System
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF/IIEC Innovation Center. This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to...

Evaluation of the Maccaferri Terramesh System Retaining Wall
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF/IIEC Innovation Center. This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed...

Crossing the Yangtze
The Nanjing Second Yangtze River Bridge, which links two parts of the city of Nanjing, features the first use of an epoxy asphalt deck pavement in China and one of the longest cable-stayed...

The Submarine Mission
A new Navy engineering and support facility for submarines has been designed and constructed at Lake Pend Oreille, near Bayview, Idaho. The project includes a bridge approach to the facility,...

Winning Combination
The complex, 4.1-mi (6.6-km) long Richmond-San Rafael Bridge across San Francisco Bay is being upgraded as part of California's $2.5-billion program for seismically retrofitting...

Dissecting the Collapses
The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center horrified the civilized world. An estimated 2,830 human lives were extinguished by these attacks. In the aftermath of the events,...

In Situ Behavior of Breakwaters in Constantza Port—Romania
In order to build breakwaters, especially in the areas with heavy storms, a special analysis on the several factors is necessary. In addition, surveillance of time behavior of breakwaters...

 

 

 

 

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